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Riverside, CONN. - PRO and STC Fleet Captain Ray Redniss got kudos from the fleet for getting 2 light air but fair races in, on a weekend when some other LIS venues were skunked. This was the 9th setting of the LIS championships, organized in partnership with our friends at Riverside Yacht Club.

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Wave Rider, owned by Benoit & Victor Ansart, used the LIS Champs as a training event for the sailing team from Victor's alma mater, Tufts University, for the upcoming Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. The Jumbos put the event to good use by posting a 1-1 record for first place in PHRF-1. Crew was; Ansgar Jordan (Skipper, 2022), Anna Robling (Main Trim, 2019), Andrew Savage (Jib/Spinnaker, 2019), Vinicius Freitas (Mast, 2022), and Connor Sheridan (Bow, 2022). The Tufts team was supported by owner Benoit Ansart (Pit), and his son, a Tufts alumnus, Victor Ansart.

Photo Copyright 2018, Courtesy of Rick Bannerot

Class winners -
Class 1 IRC (IRC - 3 Boats)
1. Christopher Dragon, USA39, Andrew & Linda Weiss - 2 -1 ; 3
2. Quintessence, USA4210, Roger Widmann - 1 -2 ; 3

Class 4 J 88 (One Design - 7 Boats)
1. Wings, USA80, Mike Bruno - 2 -1 ; 3
2. Whirlwind, USA56, William Purdy - 1 -3 ; 4
3. Deviation , USA24, Iris Vogel - 3 -2 ; 5

Class 5 J/105 (One Design - 7 Boats)
1. Strange Brew, USA175, Randy Bourne - 1 -1 ; 2
2. Trifecta, USA274, David Price - 2 -2 ; 4
3. Revelation, USA64, George Wilbanks - 3 -3 ; 6

Class 2 PHRF-1 (PHRF_ToT - 7 Boats)
1. Wave Rider, USA316, Benoit & Victor Ansart - 1 -1 ; 2
2. Skye, USA39534, Ty Anderson - 2 -2 ; 4
3. Charlie V, USA42844, SUNY Maritime Sailing Team - 4 -3 ; 7

Class 3 PHRF-2 (PHRF_ToT - 5 Boats)
1. Frequent Flyer, USA52361, Alistair Duke - 1 -1 ; 2
2. Crazy Train, USA155, Patrick and Brigette Croke - 2 -2 ; 4
3. Sweet Caroline, USA239, Christopher Ercole - 4 -3 ; 7